From: Winnipeg, MB
I get the 'Bad Gateway' message occasionally after I post. My post is made but the browser can't read the thread afterwards. I use both Chrome and Opera browsers. Clearing the cache has always worked for me.
I don't understand why this happens sometimes, to some users, but not to other users. If it is a site problem, why doesn't it happen consistently? Maybe we should track info about the error, such as what threads it happens in and when. And especially under what conditions clearing the cache doesn't work...
In the past, Matrix spoke about wanting to move the Forum to new software because of problems with the current software. Is this still under consideration?
I am fairly sure a Forum Software upgrade was done about a year ago. Updates and routine maintenance are almost always done in the wee hours of the nigh/morning, so with the time shift to North America the forum can get flakey in the evening. Always highlight and copy any long posts you make before you post them. If the Forum eats the post, just paste your copy into a new post and try again.
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